Best Travel Tips for Las Vegas
If you are thinking about it, or already packed to go, we have put together a very helpful list of Las Vegas Traveling Tips designed to make your visit more convenient, comfortable, pleasant, and less burdensome on your purse/ wallet. YES… You can bring your children and pets as our fabulous city offers a lot of family activities. We are also Pet Friendly! (Updated 2-10-20)
#1 Free Things
Definitely check out our page “top free things to do in Las Vegas.”
Do you have little ones and plan on walking The Strip? The Strip is approximately 5 miles long – and that is just one side, a stroller is a definite must! Don’t worry if you didn’t bring one with you, there are businesses here that rent “all” your baby’s needs and will even deliver to your hotel.
The Strip is definitely made for walking, so make sure your feet are comfortable.
#4 Wheel Chairs & Scooters
If walking is not for you and you are staying on The Strip, no worries as some hotels have rental Scooters or Wheel Chairs.
#5 Summer Months
If you come during the hotter summer months, don’t forget to carry the essentials such as bottled water, lip balm, hat, light comfortable clothing, and sunscreen. Make it a point to stay cool, shaded and hydrated, especially if you are planning on being outside for extended periods of time. Hotel pools would be a great choice as well!
#6 Baby’s Needs
Besides the hotels, there are stores conveniently located up and down the strip such as CVS/ Walgreens pharmacies that sell baby products in addition to other items.
#7 Air Conditioning
If too much air conditioning bothers you, carry a light sweater as most casinos and restaurants are kept quite cool, especially during the summer.
#8 Discounts/ Coupon Books
Take advantage of the hand-outs on The Strip which mostly consist of discounts and coupons for things to do in Las Vegas. Just make sure you take it and not your child since some of the items may not be appropriate for children. You may want to check out discount sites (Groupon, Viator) if you are thinking about things to do as they usually give nice deals on many attractions.
This free attraction can be visited 24/ 7 and has plenty of available parking on the center median. During the summer months, try to go early in the morning or later evening to avoid the heat. Additionally, these hours will generally allow you to avoid long lines year-round as well.
#10 Under Age Curfew & Other Ordinances
Be aware that there are curfew rules on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown for ages under 18 who are out by themselves without adult supervision. (See Rules)
#11 Pets on The Strip
Pets are allowed on The Strip, but only between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to noon. Additionally, animals must be on a leash or other restraint no longer than 3 feet; and snakes cannot be longer than 2 feet in length. (See Rules)
#12 Buffets & Children
Some Buffets offer free or discounted children’s pricing, depending on their age; however, call the restaurant first because some will charge children adult prices.
#13 Getting Around
Many hotels are now charging guests for parking. So, instead of renting a car and paying additional parking/ valet fees when traveling to other properties on The Strip, take advantage of our taxis, Uber, Lyft, Las Vegas Monorail, Tram, and buses that are available for your convenience.
#14 Fremont Street Experience
Nice on the weekdays but much better on the weekends! Starting Friday evening as this place really comes to life as live music takes the stage and the street party begins.
#15 Service & Tipping
Las Vegas is all about service and providing you with a memorable experience, and many of the individuals who serve you rely on tips to earn a living. Entertainers on The Strip, Fremont Street Experience, and casino/ hotel employees are all here for your pleasure – so if you are living the moment and they are helping you to achieve a memorable experience, please take this into consideration.
#16 Protecting Personal Property
Please be aware that being the entertainment capital of the world can, unfortunately, be a headache for some visitors who come here and lose their personal property due to theft. Always lock your vehicles and make sure all your belongings are out of sight; “be aware” of your surroundings and those around you! If you are the victim of a crime in the casino/hotel, report it immediately to hotel security. If it is after the fact, and you do not realize that you have been a victim until after you have returned back home, check Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. procedures for Out of State Visitors – Filing A Report.
#17 Free Parking
There are a variety of hotels on the Las Vegas Strip that still provide free parking. If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Circus Circus, Encore, Fashion Show Mall, Miracle Mile Shops, Palazzo, Sahara Las Vegas, The Strat, Treasure Island, Tropicana, Venetian, or Wynn – save yourself some money and take advantage of the Free Parking.
#18 Buffet, Midnight – 8a.m.
There is only one available for now, so if you are burning the midnight oil and find yourself hungry – checkout the Palace Station overnight buffet.
#19 White Castle Burgers
For some of us who remember White Castle hamburgers, Las Vegas hosts two 24/7 locations that are conveniently located at Casino Royal on the Las Vegas Strip, and additionally in the downtown Fremont Street Experience.
#20 Bunk Beds
For those of you who have larger families and may require additional sleeping arrangements, two Las Vegas hotels currently feature rooms with bunk beds – Flamingo, and The Linq.
As of now, there are only two casinos in Las Vegas that accept bitcoins; The D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate which are both located in Downtown Las Vegas.
#22 Feeling Run Down?
If you’re feeling run-down, or just need a boost to get going – Reviv yourself at 3 Las Vegas locations; Palazzo/Venetian (Grand Canal Shoppes), Cosmopolitan (Boulevard Tower Level 2), MGM Grand (The Underground).
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